Treat Packaging Day 6 – Tiny Treat Boxes

Are you looking for an easy way to package up treats?  If so, Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are what you’re looking for!  These acetate 2″ x 2″ x 2″ clear boxes are packaged flat and then with a few folds and several tabs tucked in, your box is ready to go!

The idea for my treat boxes came right from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  There are so many ideas packed into each Stampin’ Up! catalog!   I used the very popular cat punch which is currently on backorder but is expected in stock on October 16th.

We used to have two adorable kitty cats, our Misty was all black and Joey was black & white.  I grew up with dogs and really didn’t care for cats.  When I was teaching and my husband was away a lot, we knew a dog wouldn’t work for our family so we rescued two kitties, a brother and sister, at the animal shelter.  I’d always heard that cats were aloof but these two were anything BUT.  They loved snuggling with us and many nights I woke up with Joey right on my pillow with me, well, actually he was hogging the pillow.  Those two showered our family with love. We lost Misty when she was 14 years old and Joey when he was 19.  If you’re an animal lover like me, I’m sure you’ll agree that our animals are an important part of our family and when we lose them, it’s heartbreaking.  Needless to say, when I saw the cat punch, I knew I had to have it!

Back to my treat boxes! I used three products from the Spooky Night Suite:  the Cat Punch, Spooky Cat stamp set and the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. On the Skittles box, I cut the cat out of Basic Black cardstock with the Cat punch.  The two cats on the pistachio box were cut right out of one of the sheets in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper package. How easy is that?

The sentiments are from the Spooky Cat stamp set and I used Memento Ink & a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Pad. The Classic Label punch was used to cut out Happy Halloween.  The cats are attached to the Clear Treat Boxes with Glue Dots and I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the sentiments.

You can fill these Clear Tiny Treat Boxes with just about anything and they’re pretty just wrapped up with ribbon!

Just an FYI:  Tomorrow I’m participating in the Glitter Queens’ Blog Hop (formerly called First Fridays Blog Hop)! I’ll be posting two times tomorrow, in the morning for my regular post and in the evening for my blog hop projects. After the blog hop post, I’ll be back on Saturday.  

All of the products I used to create the projects are listed below.  If you click on any of them, you’ll head to my Stampin’ Up! online store where you can read more information about a particular product or make a purchase.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me!

Cat Punch


Glue Dots


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Treat Packaging Day 6 – Popcorn Box

This is usually the day for Tool Time Tuesday but I’ll be back with a new installment next week.

I can think of several people who would prefer a Starbucks card instead of candy so this is a cute way “to wrap” it up! Several weeks ago I shared the same box below but I filled it with Treat Tubes (you can see it here).  As shown in the picture below, you can bag candy up in our food safe Gusseted Cellophane Bags.

Both boxes were made using our Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (click here to see how you can get a package of this paper FREE). The boxes are easily made with the Popcorn Box Thinlits and a Big Shot.  The Thinlits make all of the score lines so once you cut it out, you just need to fold on the score lines, add adhesive (I used Tear and Tape) and easily assemble the box.  You’ll cut out two pieces and attach them together as shown in the picture below.  Then the two ends will come together and the bottom will fold up.

More Details on the Starbucks Popcorn Box

  • The sentiment is from the stamp set, Labels to Love and was punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  It was stamped using Memento Ink.
  • The shape behind the sentiment is in Basic Black and cut out with the Starburst Punch.
  • The sentiment has Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  The Starburst shape has Fast Fuse but you could easily add Stampin’ DImensionals instead.
  • Two Basic Rhinestones add the finishing touch!

More Details on the Candy Corn Popcorn Box

  • The candy corn is in a Gusseted Cellophane Bag and wrapped up with Jute Twine.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set, Seasonal Chums and stamped in Memento Ink.  It was punched out with a 1″ Circle Punch.
  • The Tangerine Tango shape behind the sentiment is included in the Popcorn Box Thinlits. It’s attached to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Black Rhinestones finish off the box!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used to create today’s boxes, click on any of the product pictures below.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me! 

Treat Packaging Day 5 – Wood Crate

It’s Day 5 of my Treat Packaging Series and today my project uses the super cute Wood Crate Framelits! What a fun way to present a gift and don’t you love the paper I used?  It comes from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack which happens to be included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale (for more information about the sale, click here),

The crate is very easy to put together and it’s made by cutting out (2) of the largest piece in the Framelits. Each piece has two flaps where Tear and Tape is placed as well as on one of the larger sections (this creates the bottom of the crate).  After that, it’s easy to assemble!  The black bats were cut out using the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies which were each attached with a single glue dot.

Instead of placing candy directly in the crate, another option would be to wrap it up in a Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tie it with Linen Thread.  The sentiment on my crate is from the stamp set Spooky Cat and cut out with a 1″ Circle Punch.  It sits on an Early Espresso circle using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.

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Gift/Treat Packaging Day 4

I love chocolate and I love macadamia nuts and the two combined are absolutely delicious!  I saw this gem of a bag in the grocery store and knew I had to make a gift bag for it. Don’t you think the acorn paper is perfect for a “Happy Fall” gift bag?  This paper is one of the sheets in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and it’s currently my favorite package of paper in the two catalogs combined.


Gift/Treat Packaging Day 3

I was so excited when I realized that the Ghirardelli Minis I bought fit inside our 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags!  A perfect fit for four of them!  It’s the little things that make me so happy!

To create today’s project I used the Seasonal Chums Bundle (available in wood and clear mount) as well as the stamp set, Spooky Cat.  To save 10%, purchase the stamp set Seasonal Chums and the matching Seasonal Tags Framelits together!  The bundle is also available in either wood or clear (see supplies list below).

Let’s Make This!

  • Stamp the pumpkin in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut him out with the Seasonal Tags Framelits and color him (I used Copic markers, a non-Stampin’ Up! product). What you might not realize is that the pumpkin also has a back side!  The Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies cuts the front and back and they are attached at the top.  There’s also a little piece near the top that allows you to thread Baker’s Twin through so that you could attach the tag to the package but I just snipped that part off.

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 2-1/4″ x 4″ .  Score it at 2″ and fold. This will be the topper for your bag.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the topper using Memento Black ink.
  • Place Tear and Tape on the front and back of the cellophane bag so when you place the Whisper White topper on it, it will adhere well. Attach the topper to the bag.

  • Glue the pumpkin to the topper using Multipurpose glue.  I used this adhesive so I’d have a little big of wiggle room when placing it on the topper.
  • Cut two Basic Black bats using the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies.  Attach to the topper using Glue Dots or Multipurpose glue.

This really is a quick and easy project to make.  By the way, the cellophane bags are food safe so you can fill them up with any type of unwrapped candy.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Glue Dots


Non-Stampin’ Up! supplies: Copic Markers

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Gift/Treat Packaging Day 2

It’s Day 2 of my Treat/Gift Packaging series and today we’ll pull out the Envelope Punch Board to create a cute pouch for some delicious chocolate! The pouch will easily hold nine Dove Chocolates and so that it will be a little bit sturdier, I recommend adding a piece of cardstock on the inside.

I can’t tell you how excited I am that this paper, Painted Autumn, is included in the sale that starts on Sunday.  Buy 3 packs and Get 1 Free.  There are 13 different packages to choose from and you can mix and match!

Dove Chocolate Envelope/Pouch Details

  • Start with a piece of paper that measures 6″ x 6″.  Place it on the Envelope Punch Board and score and punch at 3″ on all sides.  It is so quick and easy to make!!
  • Cut a piece of Tangerine Tango for the inside that measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  This is for stability and optional.  Use Fast Fuse to adhere it to the inside of the pouch.
  • Use glue dots to assemble the pouch and wrap it up with Jute Twine.  I think our 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon would also look very nice.  When I made this several weeks ago, the Burlap Ribbon was on backorder so I didn’t want to use it if you couldn’t purchase it, but it’s now back in stock (I’ll also include it in the list of supplies).
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set, Seasonal Chums and stamped using Memento Ink.  I punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch and layered it with the 1-1/4″ (Soft Sky) & 1-1/2″  (Cajun Craze) Circle Punches. The accents are the new Black Rhinestone Jewels.

A quick and easy way to package a little gift of candy to someone special!

Jute Twine


Glue Dots


If you’re interested in purchasing the stamp set, Seasonal Chums, I want you to be aware that it can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle with the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies in either wood or clear mount.  For more information on the bundle, click here. It’s an adorable bundle and I used it to make my project for tomorrow!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions about today’s project, don’t hesitate to contact me!


Lots of News!!

There are several GREAT specials starting this Sunday, October 1st:  Designer Series Paper, Fast Fuse, Stamp Sets, and Notecards! Read below for all of the details!

Designer Series Paper – Buy 3, Get 1 Free

The Annual and Holiday Catalogs are filled with beautiful Designer Series Paper.  I think it’s the best selection we’ve had in a long time.  For the entire month of October, thirteen packages of paper will be on sale!  Buy 3 and Get 1 Free!  There’s no limit to how many free packages you can earn!!  To see the Stampin’ Up! flyer for this sale, click here!

Stamp Sets, Note Cards & Envelopes and Fast Fuse (more…)

Tool Time Tuesday – Blender Pen

It’s Tuesday so it’s time for another installment of Tool Time and this week we’ll be talking about the blender pen! 

Blender pens are dual-tipped, filled with a specialized solution to blend ink easily and come in a pack of three.  It’s best to use them with Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock. Regular Whisper White paper will pill.

I like using the blender pens with our Watercolor Pencils.  After coloring an image with the pencils, going over it with a blender pen evens out the color.  It really does make a difference! The tip cleans off easily with several strokes on scrap paper (I do it on my grid paper).  Keep doing this until the ink is no longer coming off onto the grid paper.

You’ll find that sometimes you don’t want to use everything included on a stamp.  For instance, on the stamp below, it says, “You make me smile.”  If I’m using this as a sentiment on the front of my card, I prefer that the period not be there.

After stamping the sentiment in Memento Ink, just take your blender pen and “erase” the period away (see the after below).  All the ink is transferred to the blender pen and no longer on your stamp! Sometimes it’s necessary to huff on the ink before stamping to reactivate the ink in case it started to dry out while you were “erasing.”

Once you add a blender pen to your stash of crafting supplies, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Products Mentioned in Today’s Post 

Blender Pens


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Layered Leaves September Paper Pumpkin

Everyone who ordered the September Paper Pumpkin should have received their box of goodies! How cute are these Fall pillow boxes?  If you’ve wondered what’s inside a Paper Pumpkin box, take a look at the video below!

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For the first time ever, the October and November Paper Pumpkin kits will be coordinating and  holiday-themed. Two straight months of coordinated Christmas card making and gifting projects.

Who is Paper Pumpkin for?  

  • Someone who doesn’t have time to craft regularly but still loves to make cards and gifts.  Everything you’ll need is included in the box (you’ll need a clear block but you’ll receive one in your first kit)!
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Pumpkin Goodness

It’s officially fall and I gotta tell you, I’m really looking forward to sweater weather and today’s card really gives me the feeling that fall is here!  The inspiration for my card came from fellow demo, Lisa Pretto.  When I saw her card, I fell in love with the simplicity and beauty of it.  I made one small change to my card but I have to credit Lisa for the design.

As you can see, it’s a pretty straightforward card but guess what?  I didn’t stamp the pumpkins but instead cut them out of one of the sheets of paper in the Painted Autumn DSP.  Because of their size, they are very easy to cut out. 

Card Details

  • The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cut at 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored at 5-1/2″.
  • The top layer is a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White.  It’s been embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder
  • The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sky and comes from the stamp set Gourd Goodness. It was cut out with a 2″ Circle Punch.
  • The pumpkins were cut from one of the sheets in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper pack using Paper Snips.
  • Before attaching the top layer to the card front, Linen Thread was wrapped around the embossed layer several times and tied in a bow.  It was attached to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Big Shot


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